Applejack drops preparations for her own family's Hearth's Warming Day celebration when she finds out that her marefriend, Rainbow Dash, is going to go visit her family for the first time in a few years. Rainbow Dash is reluctant to introduce Applejack to her family, but the farmer won't take "no" for an answer. Together, the two travel north to Vanhoover where Applejack gets to meet the ponies that raised the awesome and amazing Rainbow Dash.
When Rainbow returns from a six month summer camp as a changed pony, it is up to her friends to reveal the astonishing intrigues behind her malady. Nothing is what it seems. Those closest could be enemies. Read as the author lapses from sanity. If title has been used before, don't tell me, don't care.
War has taken many people away. The hardest one for Spike to deal with is the loss of Rarity. Violence surrounds Equestria, and friendship is something hard to find. Suddenly an opportunity arises that would allow Spike to have Rarity back once again. But the source is shady.... It's possible to all be a lie.
Fiddlesticks visits Applejack in the middle of winter to gather seeds for the spring planting. While there, she meets Octavia, who teaches this shy country pony that a lack of formal training doesn't mean that she can't use her music to make others happy.
As the years go by, you grow and change. Things you thought you knew are challenged and you learn things you didn't know before. Feelings come, feelings go, feelings change. For Princess Celestia, learning that old feelings have beome new ones is really hard. For Twilight, it's not about realizing new feelings but accepting old ones.